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Announcement | Performance to camera 2024: Rosa-Johan Uddoh

14th December 2023

For our 2024 annual Performance to Camera, we are very excited to announce that we will be commissioning interdisciplinary artist Rosa-Johan Uddoh.

Over the next few months, we will be accompanying the artist’s process and supporting her work. This work is co-commissioned in partnership with performance, possession + automation platform and we look forward to publishing the final commission in Spring 2024.

Rosa-Johan Uddoh (b. Croydon, 1993) is an interdisciplinary artist working towards radical self-love, inspired by Black feminist practice and writing. Through performance, writing, film and multi-media installation, she explores the effects of specific places, objects and characters in popular culture, on self-formation. Using humour, parody and collaboration, she appropriates popular media formats to critically engage people often excluded from Art. Rosa was shortlisted for the Jarman Award 2022 for her film-making. She has had solo exhibitions at Focal Point Gallery (Southend-on-sea), Bluecoat (Liverpool), Destiny’s (Oslo), Workplace Gallery, The Bower, Jupiter Woods and Black Tower Projects (London). Group exhibitions include Pioneer Works (New York), Steve Turner (Los Angeles), Bergen Kunsthall (Bergen), Exile Gallery (Vienna) and 68 Institute (Copenhagen). Her remastered version of her film Black Poirot was premiered at Tate Modern in 2022. Her work has been profiled in publications including Art Monthly, New York Times and Nordic Art Review. Rosa’s first book Practice Makes Perfect was published by Book Works and Focal Point Gallery in 2022 and her public artwork ‘She is Still Alive!’ is currently on show with Southwark Park Galleries.

performance, possession + automation (pp+a) is a collaborative research project led by Nicholas Ridout, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), Dhanveer Singh Brar, University of Leeds and Orlagh Woods (creative producer), in partnership with Fierce Festival (Birmingham) and Transform Festival (Leeds) and with the collaboration of performingborders (London). This is a three-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

Image credits: Ye Olde Performance (2023), photo by Anne Tetzlaff, courtesy of Rosa-Johan Uddoh, Thandi Loewenson and Shola von Reinhold.